Wind Can Amplify Rain Damage on Roofs

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Wind can amplify the damage caused by rain. Make sure your Salem roofing contractor is carefully chosen to avoid installation issues that aren’t covered by a warranty.

Many people don’t realize this, but wind can cause more damage to your roof than just knocking trees down onto it, lifting shingles, or scraping objects against it. Wind and rain tend to come together. Not always, but far more often than we would like. Rain, and water in general, is very cohesive in nature. Rain can “stick” to walls and ceilings for some time before gravity trumps its cohesiveness force. This in itself wouldn’t be a huge problem, but wind can blow these rain drops into less protected areas of your roof. This is where longer-term and very substantial damage can be caused if you aren’t careful and proactive. Extensive mold, rot, and other water damage can form, which can be costly and even dangerous to anyone living in your home.

It is very important to hire the right roofing contractor, as we have mentioned several times before. Lesser contractors might fail to properly water seal flashings, skylights, pipes, or chimneys in order to cut costs. This leaves your roof vulnerable to these less obvious water intrusions that can cause just as much damage as the more obvious ones. This is especially important if you are hiring a Portland roofer or Salem roofer, because Oregon as a whole is a windy and rainy state, by and large. The best way to save money in the long-term is to protect your house with a properly installed roof from the very beginning.

If your roof leaks during a powerful storm with heavy wind and rain, even if it won’t leak during calmer, subsequent rain showers, give the best Salem roofers a call at (503) 585-2338 today. You might very well already have serious damage caused by rain being blown into under-protected areas of your roof. It is better to be proactive and to have these leaks investigated before they get much worse. An early call to a licensed, certified roofing contractor can save you from paying thousands of dollars in damages.

Written by
Terry Slate
Terry is the Vice President of Slate & Slate Roofing and has over 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. He specializes in metal roofing, composition roofing, and PVC membrane roofing.